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The Cynipoid Genus Paramblynotus: Revision, phylogeny, and historical biogeography (Hymenoptera, Liopteridae)

MonographJournal / Magazine

Series: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH Bulletins) Volume: 304

By: Zhiwei Liu(Author), Frederik Ronquist(Author), Goran Nordlander(Author)

American Museum of Natural History

Paperback | May 2007 | #174229
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The genus Paramblynotus is the most species-rich genus of the so-called macrocynipoids, the large cynipoid parasitoids of wood-boring and cone-boring insect larvae. The species range in size from some of the largest to the smallest macrocynipoids, comparable in size to microcynipoids. Paramblynotus members occur on all continents except Europe and Australia, with most species being tropical or subtropical. The biology is poorly known but a few observations indicate that the species are parasitoids of beetle larvae. In this monographic revision of the genus, we present a species-level cladistic analysis based on qualitative and quantitative features of the external morphology.

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